The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November 10, 1880, the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the withering of his wounded left arm and rests a fist on his hip to mask a crippled hand.

The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November 10, 1880, the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the withering of his wounded left arm and rests a fist on his hip to mask a crippled hand.

An 1847 daguerreotype of a south-east Australian Aboriginal and two younger companions. (NGA: Douglas T. Kilburn )

An 1847 daguerreotype of a south-east Australian Aboriginal and two younger companions. (NGA: Douglas T. Kilburn )

Bush store at Peats Ferry on the Hawkbury River, NSW. ca. 1887. Photo shared by the National Library of Australia. v@e.

Bush store at Peats Ferry on the Hawkbury River, NSW. ca. 1887. Photo shared by the National Library of Australia. v@e.

Chinese miner Ballarat. In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

Chinese miner Ballarat. In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

Lassetter & Co., wholesale and retail ironmonger, 421 George Street, Sydney, 1870, attributed to Charles Pickering

Lassetter & Co., wholesale and retail ironmonger, 421 George Street, Sydney, attributed to Charles Pickering

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